Tale Of Chunhyang Summary And Lessons (Korean Folklore)
Here Is The Full Summary Of The Korean Classic Folklore “Tale Of Chunhyang” CHUNHYANG – The summary of the classic Korean Folklore “Tale of Chunhyang” has a lot of lessons to teach its readers. One of Korea’s most famous stories is the Chunhyangjeon. In this article, we are going to talk about the plot, story, […] The post Tale Of Chunhyang Summary And Lessons (Korean Folklore) appeared first on Philippine News.
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Madam Inutz Receives House and Lot From Manager Before PBB Stint
Internet sensation Madam Inutz receives this “bongga” present from her manager. MADAM INUTZ – Viral online seller Madam Inuzt has received this gift from her manager Wilbert Tolentino before entering Pinoy Big Brother. Daisy Cabantog or more popularly known as Madam Inutz online is the viral seller in social media that caught massive attention. She […] The post Madam Inutz Receives House and Lot From Manager Before PBB Stint appeared first on Philippine News.
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Janice yet to see trophy for Best Actress award won in Manhattan film fest
MAKATI CITY, Philippines---Award-winning actress Janice de Belen may have added another recognition to her long list of accolades, but her latest triumph feels different, and not only because it was from an international festival. "I don't know how to feel even until now. Maybe because I did not go to any ceremony and I haven't even seen the trophy. Maybe it will feel different once I have it already and I can really say 'oh I won,' and actually have proof," De Belen told the Inquirer in an online interview. She was proclaimed Best Actress at the 2021 International Film Festival Manhattan for her portrayal in the short film "Sugat sa Dugo" (Wounded Blood), which also took home ...Keep on reading: Janice yet to see trophy for Best Actress award won in Manhattan film fest
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Actress Kylie Brakeman Reacts After Being Dragged in Kylie-Aljur Issue
American Actress Kylie Brakeman Clueless on Netizen’s Message Over Kylie-Aljur Issue KYLIE BRAKEMAN – American actress reactions the Filipino netizen’s message to her asking her about the controversial Kylie-Aljur issue. Kylie Brakeman, a US-based actress, recently shared a sample of her interaction with a Filipino netizen on Twitter. After a Filipino netizen confused her for […] The post Actress Kylie Brakeman Reacts After Being Dragged in Kylie-Aljur Issue appeared first on Philippine News.
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Australian Lobsters Threaten Chinese National Security – Hong Kong Chief
Smuggling Of Australian Lobsters Threaten Chinese National Security According To Customs Chief AUSTRALIAN LOBSTERS – Hong Kong’s new customs chief said smuggling of Australian lobsters threaten Chinese national security. In the past years, the relationship between Australia and China has been going downhill. As such, this resulted in several import bans between countries, one of […] The post Australian Lobsters Threaten Chinese National Security – Hong Kong Chief appeared first on Philippine News.
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Ylona Garcia Reacts To Her Billboard In New York’s Times Square
Here’s Ylona Garcia’s Reaction After Seeing her Face on a New York Billboard YLONA GARCIA – Singer Ylona Garcia has been featured on a billboard for music streaming giant Spotify, which is now up on New York’s Times Square. Filipino-Australian singer Ylona Garcia rose to fame in 2015 after joining ABS-CBN’s reality show “Pinoy Big […] The post Ylona Garcia Reacts To Her Billboard In New York’s Times Square appeared first on Philippine News.
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Alex Gonzaga & Mikee Morada Photo After Discovering Undeveloped Pregnancy
The photo Alex Gonzaga and Mikee Morada had after finding out heartbreaking news about their first pregnancy. ALEX GONZAGA – After sharing the heartbreaking result of their first pregnancy, Alex Gonzaga shared this photo with her husband Mikee Morada. Last November 2020, actress-vlogger Alex Gonzaga married politician-businessman Mikee Morada. Their wedding was so intimate and […] The post Alex Gonzaga & Mikee Morada Photo After Discovering Undeveloped Pregnancy appeared first on Philippine News.
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NBA unveils its 75th anniversary team
    LOS ANGELES - Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and LeBron James highlight the National Basketball Association's 75th anniversary team which was announced on Thursday. The members of the team have won a total of 158 NBA championships and amassed 730 all-star selections leading up to the league's landmark 75th anniversary season which began on Tuesday with the Milwaukee Bucks unveiling their championship banner.     A panel of voters were asked to choose the 75 greatest players of all-time, but the league ended up settling on 76 players instead of 75. They did not rank the players by number or position. The...Keep on reading: NBA unveils its 75th anniversary team
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This Is Not a Drill: Starbucks Just Dropped a Sneak Peek of Their 2022 Planners
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‘Wala nang atrasan’: Pangilinan not backing out from VP race after ‘explosion’ of support
MANILA, Philippines --- Encouraged by the "explosion" of support, Senator Francis Pangilinan on Friday said he will not back out from the vice presidential race in next year's elections. "We discussed this with the Vice President (Leni Robredo). Wala nang atrasan ito [There's no backing out]," Pangilinan said in an interview on ABS-CBN News Channel. Pangilinan said this when asked about his earlier pronouncement that he is willing to give way to a more winnable vice presidential running mate for Robredo. "As we have seen, bumabaha ang suporta, lumalakas ang ating loob, nakikita nating talagang all out din ang ating mga kababayan...hanggang sa dulo, tuloy tuloy na ito and in ...Keep on reading: ‘Wala nang atrasan’: Pangilinan not backing out from VP race after ‘explosion’ of support
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Pacquiao’s Ex-Aide Jayke Joson Claps Back at Annabelle Rama’s Tirade
Jayke Joson Claps Back at Annabelle Rama’s Tirade Over Issue with Manny Pacquiao Senator Manny Pacquiao’s former aide Jayke Joson claps back to the tirade of Annabelle Rama addressing his revelation against the boxer. The former special assistant has expressed his feelings in response to Annabelle’s charges. It will be noted that Joson stated that […] The post Pacquiao’s Ex-Aide Jayke Joson Claps Back at Annabelle Rama’s Tirade appeared first on Philippine News.
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Rejected Contestants Sue Pageant For “Judging Based On Looks”
Rejected Miss France Contestants Sue Pageant After Failing To Get In REJECTED MISS FRANCE CANDIDATES – Contestants who didn’t make the cut in the latest Miss France pageant want to sue. The angry rejects who wanted to take action against discrimination. As such, the Osez le feminisme (Dare To Be A Feminist) and the rejected […] The post Rejected Contestants Sue Pageant For “Judging Based On Looks” appeared first on Philippine News.
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Duterte says he takes full responsibility for drugs war
President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he took full responsibility for the bloody war on drugs that has killed thousands of people, but maintained he will never be tried by an international court. “If there is any person who is going to prison, it would be me,” Duterte said in a speech during an event held by the government’s […] The post Duterte says he takes full responsibility for drugs war appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Biden says infrastructure deal close, corporate tax hikes unlikely
    BALTIMORE - President Joe Biden said on Thursday he was close to striking a deal to pass major infrastructure and social spending measures, with just a handful of issues still under debate, after weeks of intraparty bickering among his fellow Democrats. Biden struck a confident note on his $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal and a separate, social spending plan expected to cost under $2 trillion during a CNN town hall event in Baltimore. The legislation is at the heart of his domestic agenda. When asked on CNN whether Democrats were close to a deal, Biden said: "I think so." Later, he added "If we can't eventually unite this country, we're in deep tro...Keep on reading: Biden says infrastructure deal close, corporate tax hikes unlikely
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Queen Elizabeth back home after first night in hospital in years
    LONDON - Britain's 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth spent a night in hospital for the first time in years for what royal officials termed 'preliminary investigations' but was in good spirits and back at work at her Windsor Castle home on Thursday. The world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch cancelled an official trip to Northern Ireland on Wednesday. The palace said the queen had been told to rest by her medical staff, and that her ailment was not related to COVID-19. "Following medical advice to rest for a few days, the queen attended hospital on Wednesday afternoon for some preliminary investigations, returning to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today, and rema...Keep on reading: Queen Elizabeth back home after first night in hospital in years
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CJ Sereno Calls Out Netizen Saying All Gov’t Officials “Nagnakaw”
Former CJ Sereno Calls Out Netizen After “Nagnakaw” Statement CJ SERENO – Former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno went viral after she calls out a netizen for his statements. The former CJ has become an internet icon for her blunt responses to netizens’ negative criticisms, allegations, and comments on her posts. Recently, one netizen felt […] The post CJ Sereno Calls Out Netizen Saying All Gov’t Officials “Nagnakaw” appeared first on Philippine News.
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Gawad Urian Winners 2021: Here’s The Full and Complete List Of Winners
Here is the full list of Gawad Urian Winners 2021. Check it out below! GAWAD URIAN WINNERS 2021 – The winners of the prestigious Gawad Urian on its 44th edition have finally been named and here’s the full list. The awarding ceremony of this year’s Gawad Urian was done virtually due to the ongoing pandemic […] The post Gawad Urian Winners 2021: Here’s The Full and Complete List Of Winners appeared first on Philippine News.
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Kuya Kim Remembers Time As Manila Councilor, Shares Throwback Pic
Heres’ Throwback Pic of Kuya Kim Atienza as Politician KUYA KIM – GMA-7 host Kuya Kim Atienza remembered his time as a Manila councilor when he saw his 1999 calendar poster. Alejandro Ilagan Atienza or better known as Kuya Kim is a renowned tv personality who is known for his wit and knowledge in giving […] The post Kuya Kim Remembers Time As Manila Councilor, Shares Throwback Pic appeared first on Philippine News.
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These Cool IG Filters Let You Register to Vote With Rizal and Bonifacio By Your Side
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Wet, cloudy Friday in parts of N. Luzon, Vis-Min; fair weather elsewhere — Pagasa
MANILA, Philippines --- Isolated rain showers, thunderstorms and cloudy skies will prevail in parts of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao on Friday due to the northeasterly surface wind flow and the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) respectively, the state weather bureau said. "Sa ngayon ay mayroon tayong iba't-ibang weather system na nakakaapekto sa ating bansa," Pagasa weather specialist Benison Estareja said in a public weather forecast. (Different weather systems are affecting our country.) "Una na diyan ay ang northeasterly surface windflow o yung kalamigang hanging na nanggagaling sa hilagang-silangan na siya lamang nagdadala ng pulo-pulong pag-ambon sa bahagi ng extrem...Keep on reading: Wet, cloudy Friday in parts of N. Luzon, Vis-Min; fair weather elsewhere — Pagasa
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Human remains found in Florida are those of Gabby Petito’s missing boyfriend – FBI
    Partial human remains found in a Florida wilderness area have been identified through dental records as belonging to Brian Laundrie, the boyfriend of murdered travel blogger Gabby Petito, the FBI said on Thursday. The remains were discovered on Wednesday in the swampy Carlton Reserve not far from Laundrie's parents' home. Police and FBI agents had been searching for him there since his family reported him missing in mid-September. Laundrie had been named a "person of interest" in Petito's disappearance but was never criminally charged in her murder. A federal grand jury in Wyoming indicted him on Sept. 23 on a single count of fraudulently using her bank debi...Keep on reading: Human remains found in Florida are those of Gabby Petito’s missing boyfriend – FBI
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Plastics to outpace coal’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 -report
    WASHINGTON - The carbon-intensive production of plastics is on pace to emit more greenhouse gases than coal-fired power plants within this decade, undercutting global efforts to tackle climate change, a report released on Thursday said. The report by Bennington College and Beyond Plastics projected that the plastic industry releases at least 232 million tons of greenhouse gases each year throughout its lifecycle from the drilling for oil and gas to fuel its facilities to incineration of plastic waste. That is the equivalent of 116 coal-fired power plants. "The scale of the plastics industry's greenhouse gas emissions is staggering, but it's equally concernin...Keep on reading: Plastics to outpace coal’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 -report
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Maari bang gawing beneficiary ng life insurance policy ang kahit sinuman?
Ako po ay kasal pa rin sa una kong asawa kaso naghiwalay na kami at hindi na nag-sasama sa iisang bahay. Sa ngayon, mahigit dalawang taon na po akong may kinakasamang ibang babae na tunay na mas nagmamahal pa sa akin. Kaya gusto ko po sanang ilagay ang aking kinakasama bilang beneficiary sa aking life insurance policy. Maaari po ba ito? -Marco The post Maari bang gawing beneficiary ng life insurance policy ang kahit sinuman? first appeared on Abante.
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New Zealand sets 90% vaccine target to end lockdowns and reopen
    WELLINGTON - New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday that the country will end its strict coronavirus lockdown measures and move to a system to live with the virus only when 90% of the country is fully vaccinated. All District Health Boards in the country will need to achieve 90% vaccine rates, Ardern said, which would make the South Pacific nation one of the most vaccinated country in the world. "Ultimately we have balanced the desire to re-open quickly while continuing to keep people safe," Ardern said at a news conference. Some 68% of New Zealanders are fully vaccinated so far, while 86% have received at least one dose. On reachin...Keep on reading: New Zealand sets 90% vaccine target to end lockdowns and reopen
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U.S. urges all WTO members to support intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines
      WASHINGTON - The White House on Thursday called on all World Trade Organization members to support an intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines. "We ... need every WTO member to step up as well and support an intellectual property waiver, and every company must act ambitiously and urgently to expand manufacturing now," White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters. A year after South Africa and India introduced a proposal to temporarily waive intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines and therapies at the WTO, negotiations have failed to make any progress. More than 100 countries backing the waiver say it will help s...Keep on reading: U.S. urges all WTO members to support intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines
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In U.N. showdown over Xinjiang, China says ‘lies still lies’
    UNITED NATIONS - Dozens of countries kept up pressure on China at the United Nations on Thursday over accusations of rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in the country's Xinjiang region, sparking an angry response from China's U.N. envoy. Confrontations over Xinjiang between China and mostly Western countries, including the United States, have become a regular occurrence at both the U.N. General Assembly in New York and the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva. In a statement - part of which was read by French U.N. Ambassador Nicolas de Rivire to the General Assembly rights committee - 43 countries voiced concern about increasing "report...Keep on reading: In U.N. showdown over Xinjiang, China says ‘lies still lies’
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A virtual self
I cannot, for my life, define myself. Who am I? What am I? I think these questions are supposed to be difficult so we could spend an entire lifetime trying to come up with an answer. Although I realized, quite recently, that we are endowed with something to give us the illusion of this enigmatic thing called identity. I'm talking about the web, of course. Where else could you find a person's best attempt to shape the self into something? To mold themselves with words and images and clips so that the others would have an understanding of what and who they are? The pandemic has further complicated a lot of already complicated things about life. Meeting friends was a challenge; me...Keep on reading: A virtual self
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Toronto says police not vaccinated by Nov 30 will be put on unpaid leave
OTTAWA --- Members of Toronto's police, the largest municipal force in Canada, will be placed on unpaid leave if they do not provide proof of complete inoculation against COVID-19 by November 30, officials said Thursday. The move is the latest announcement in a crackdown by professional bodies across Canada. The police force said 90% of members had disclosed their vaccine status and of those, 94% had received two shots. The Toronto Police Service employs over 5,500 officers and more than 2,200 civilian staff. "Effective on November 30, 2021, any member ... who has not disclosed their vaccination status or is not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will have rendered themselves...Keep on reading: Toronto says police not vaccinated by Nov 30 will be put on unpaid leave
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Syrian jailed for anti-Semitic attacks in Austria
VIENNA --- An Austrian court on Thursday handed a Syrian aged 32 a three-year jail term for vandalizing a synagogue and other anti-Semitic attacks. The court in the southeastern city of Graz was placed in a care institution after finding the man, who committed the offenses in August 2020, to be psychologically disturbed, a spokesperson told AFP. He was arrested after he threw stones and scrawled pro-Palestinian slogans on the town synagogue before threatening the head of the local Jewish community and also damaged a local facility used by an LGBT group. In court the man said he regretted actions that the prosecutor said were motivated by "hatred of Jews, homosexuals, and pro...Keep on reading: Syrian jailed for anti-Semitic attacks in Austria
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Queen Elizabeth II spent night in hospital – Buckingham Palace
London,United Kingdom --- Queen Elizabeth II spent a night in hospital after being advised to rest and cancel a visit to Northern Ireland, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday. "Following medical advice to rest for a few days, The Queen attended hospital on Wednesday afternoon for some preliminary investigations, returning to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today (Thursday), and remains in good spirits," a statement said....Keep on reading: Queen Elizabeth II spent night in hospital – Buckingham Palace
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US FDA clears Moderna, J&J boosters; okays brand different from earlier shot
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday authorized booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, and said Americans can choose a different shot than their original inoculation as a booster. "The availability of these authorized boosters is important for continued protection against COVID-19 disease," acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock said in a statement. She noted that data suggests vaccine effectiveness may wane over time in some fully vaccinated populations. The decision paves the way for millions more people in the United States to get the additional protection with the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus causing breakthr...Keep on reading: US FDA clears Moderna, J&J boosters; okays brand different from earlier shot
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When Bongbong met Xilian: Strengthening and deepening ties with China
MANILA, Philippines --- There was no talk of his 2022 presidential bid when Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. met with Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian on Wednesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Chinese Embassy in Makati City, said lawyer Victor Rodriguez. "It was just that---a ribbon-cutting," Marcos' chief of staff said in a Viber message, explaining that the envoy "requested" the former senator "to cut the ribbon for his new exhibit." Huang said it was a "great honor" to meet the presidential aspirant and his family. Marcos was accompanied by his wife, Louise, and son Joseph Simon, and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez. Marcos and Huang also met ea...Keep on reading: When Bongbong met Xilian: Strengthening and deepening ties with China
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Experts declare ‘code red’ for public health ahead of UN climate talks
Humanity is at a "crucial turning point" to address the climate crisis and prevent millions of unnecessary deaths due to its health-related impacts, a top medical journal warned on Wednesday. Over 120 leading climate scientists, doctors, and health professionals from top academic institutions and UN agencies issued a "code red" for public health in a study published in The Lancet. In the sixth annual Lancet Countdown report, the experts gave a sobering diagnosis: changing environmental conditions have increased the risk of waterborne, airborne, and vector-borne diseases, as heatwaves, droughts, and storms will continue to result in higher rates of illnesses and affect harvest y...Keep on reading: Experts declare ‘code red’ for public health ahead of UN climate talks
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Duterte welcomes 8 new envoys
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday welcomed eight new ambassadors to the Philippines, saying he hoped to forge stronger cooperation with their countries on COVID-19 response, trade and investment, defense and security, and climate change. Those who presented their credentials were Ambassadors Sultan Al Zafir Al Qahtani of Saudi Arabia, Michel Parys of Belgium, Laure Beaufils of the United Kingdom, Mohamed Obaid Salem Alqataam Alzaabi of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Marco Clemente of Italy, Annika Thunborg of Sweden, Ilan Fluss of Israel, and Leopoldo Lazatin of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM). Gratitude Addressing Beaufils, Duterte expressed...Keep on reading: Duterte welcomes 8 new envoys
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Ethiopia launches fourth air strike this week on Tigray capital
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia --- Ethiopia said Thursday it had launched another airstrike on the capital of war-battered Tigray, the fourth such bombardment this week in a campaign it says is targeting rebel facilities. The latest strike was aimed at a facility "currently serving TPLF for military training," government spokesman Legesse Tulu told AFP, referring to the Tigray People's Liberation Front rebel group. However, it was unclear if the strike was successful, with TPLF spokesman Getachew Reda telling AFP the group's air defense units managed "to foil its mission." "I can see it's trying a third time and we will see what will happen," he said. But federal official Selamawi...Keep on reading: Ethiopia launches fourth air strike this week on Tigray capital
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Army eyes more defense cooperation with Vietnam
  MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Army is eyeing more security cooperation, particularly in humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) activities, with the Vietnamese People's Army (VPA). Army chief Lt. Gen. Andres Centino met on Monday with Vietnamese defense attach Senior Col. Nguyen Van Son at Fort Bonifacio to discuss cooperative activities as part of the Philippine Army's international defense and security engagements program. The Army currently has defense and security engagements with over 20 countries worldwide. Part of the discussion focused on possible engagements with the VPA to build the reserve corps and to enhance the two armies' HADR capabilit...Keep on reading: Army eyes more defense cooperation with Vietnam
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Barbados elects first-ever president, shedding colonial past
Barbados has elected its first-ever president to replace Britain's Queen Elizabeth as head of state in a decisive step toward shedding the Caribbean island's colonial past. Sandra Mason was elected late on Wednesday by a two-thirds vote of a joint session of the country's House of Assembly and Senate, a milestone, the government said in a statement, on its "road to republic." A former British colony that gained independence in 1966, the nation of just under 300,000 had long maintained ties with the British monarchy. But calls for full sovereignty and homegrown leadership have risen in recent years. Mason, 72, will be sworn in on Nov. 30, the country's 55th anniversary of ind...Keep on reading: Barbados elects first-ever president, shedding colonial past
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TNT shoots for 2-0 lead, but Chot knows it won’t be easy
Chot Reyes knows that there's no place for complacency for his TNT crew, even after an 88-70 Game 1 victory over Magnolia that opened up the best-of-seven title series for the PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday night. He doesn't need to look far in pointing out the obvious. "You saw what happened in the last series [in the semifinals with San Miguel Beer]," he said, as the Tropang Giga and the Beermen went the full seven-game distance with all of their wins practically being blowouts. "We'd win big one game, then we'd lose big the next. So we have to be prepared," he said. "We're sure that [the Hotshots] are going to come back with counter-adjustments in Game 2." TNT and Magnol...Keep on reading: TNT shoots for 2-0 lead, but Chot knows it won’t be easy
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Deep ‘scarring’ from virus holds back PH recovery
The Philippines' economic recovery lags behind in Asia, no thanks to deep pandemic scarring, and it could take beyond 2023 to return to its prepandemic growth potential, think tanks said. "Lackluster fiscal support means the Philippines will experience the slowest recovery from the pandemic in Asia," London-based Capital Economics said in its latest emerging Asia economic outlook report on Wednesday. After last year's recession when annual gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by a record 9.6 percent, Capital Economics expects GDP to revert to 4.5-percent growth this year, 10.5 percent next year and 8.5 percent in 2023. While its 2022 and 2023 GDP growth forecasts for the Philippi...Keep on reading: Deep ‘scarring’ from virus holds back PH recovery
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BPI net income in Q3 up 3% to P5.66B
Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) grew its third quarter net profit by 3 percent year-on-year to P5.66 billion, driven by strong fee-based earnings and declining credit cost. This brought end-September net profit to P17.5 billion, up 1.8 percent year-on-year, as provisioning expense for probable loan losses declined. This January to September bottom line level accounted for about 73 percent of earnings expected by market consensus to be delivered by BPI for full year 2021. The nine-month performance also brought return on equity to 8.3 percent. Compared to the second quarter net profit of P6.82 billion, however, earnings declined by 17 percent. For the third quar...Keep on reading: BPI net income in Q3 up 3% to P5.66B
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Jamaica arrests Colombian national in connection with Haitian president’s murder
PORT-AU-PRINCE --- Haitian authorities said on Thursday that a Colombian national, considered a suspect in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, had been arrested in Jamaica as investigations continue. The 53-year-old former businessman Moise, who took office in 2017, was shot dead at his private residence in July and his wife was wounded in the attack. A group of Colombian mercenaries emerged as the main suspects although nobody has been charged or convicted in connection with the case. Haitian authorities identified the person arrested in Jamaica as Mario Antonio Palacios. "Mario Antonio Palacios Palacios is part of the mercenary group. This man is very ...Keep on reading: Jamaica arrests Colombian national in connection with Haitian president’s murder
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Agri damage now at P2.26B
Agricultural damage caused by Severe Tropical Storm "Maring" has reached P2.26 billion as of Wednesday evening, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported, adversely affecting more than 79,000 farmers, fishers, and backyard livestock and poultry raisers. Damage and losses continue to mount in the regions of Cordillera, Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas, and Socckskargen. Production losses reached 105,943 metric tons (MT) of rice, corn, and high-value crops, spanning across 88,062 hectares of agricultural areas. The DA also reported the devastation of diversion dams, irrigation systems, check dams, nurseries, demo farms, and farm-to-market road...Keep on reading: Agri damage now at P2.26B
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Putin dismisses links to ‘Mali-bound’ Russian mercenaries
Moscow, Russia --- President Vladimir Putin said mercenaries from private Russian security firm Wagner did not reflect the Kremlin's interests after reports that hundreds of its employees were heading to jihadist-hit Mali. The comments come after France and Germany last month warned the West African country against a reported deal with Wagner to hire 1,000 mercenaries. The Russian company is believed to be close to Putin and has been accused of committing abuses. "They do not reflect the interests of the Russian state," Putin told members of the annual Valdai Discussion Club. Speaking in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Putin said Wagner was a "private business" with "...Keep on reading: Putin dismisses links to ‘Mali-bound’ Russian mercenaries
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PSEi back at 7,300 on easing virus numbers
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) reclaimed the 7,300 level on optimism over declining COVID-19 cases and increased foreign buying. By the closing bell on Thursday, the PSEi gained 0.2 percent, or 14.64 points, to 7,311.72 while the broader all-shares index went up 0.19 percent, or 8.68 points, to 4,474.92. Trading volume was robust, with 1.06 billion shares valued at P10.15 billion changing hands. Overseas investors propped up the market further with net foreign buying hitting P304.53 million. Investor sentiments improved after the independent pandemic monitor OCTA Research Group projected a downturn in COVID-19 infections in the National Capital Region, Cebu...Keep on reading: PSEi back at 7,300 on easing virus numbers
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Nigeria rail company says explosion damaged passenger train
KADUNA, Nigeria --- Nigeria's national rail company said on Thursday an explosion had rocked one of its passenger trains, damaging its fuel tank and forcing it to stop but there were no casualties or injuries. The Nigerian Railways Corporation (NRC) said the explosion occurred on its passenger train on the Abuja-Kaduna line on Wednesday night and that the damaged train had been taken for assessment and repairs. "We are also pleased to inform the public that there were no reported casualties on either the passengers or the train crew," NRC said in a statement. Pictures circulating on social media showed a shattered front window of the train, damages to the coaches and people ...Keep on reading: Nigeria rail company says explosion damaged passenger train
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Co-ops as source of hope or despair
A cooperative, or co-op, can be a source of hope or despair. That depends on its management capability. This was the conclusion at the end of the forum "Revitalizing Food Systems: Generating Value with Producers, Markets and Consumers-Cooperative Experiences," sponsored by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). It was moderated by its Philippine country director, Dr. Philip Tuao from the Ateneo de Manila University. The action implication is that cases of despair can be transformed into hope, but only if the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) is given the budget to fulfill its role of nurturing and supporting cooperatives. This is especially importan...Keep on reading: Co-ops as source of hope or despair
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